THE URBAN GREEN CONSULTANTS TEAM
The Urban Green Consultants Team comprise of highly developed professionals having local experience in managing large multi-disciplinary teams on major projects. Our consulting team are qualified up to postgraduate level and are members of their respective professional bodies.
All have years of local knowledge and experience, and an intimate understanding of statutory approval processes. We focus on securing practical and professional outcomes for every project while working within the regulatory framework and environmental sustainability. Our experts often contribute to master planning exercises and frequently play a major role in achieving planning and other forms of consent.
Brand van Zyl, owner and Director of Urban Green Consultants has 16 years of experience in both the public and private sector. He holds a Master's degree in Town and Regional Planning as well as Environmental Management, and as a result specializes in town planning, regional planning and environmental planning and management. He has worked at junior level for National Government and senior level within the private sector since 1999. He also has six years’ experience teaching within the Department Land Management (Polytechnic of Namibia), personally responsible for the development of both the Diploma and Bachelor Degrees of Town and Regional Planning.
Experience and Expertise
He is a nationally certified professional town and regional planner (Namibian Council for Town and Regional Planners) and worked on a variety of planning and development projects of all sizes throughout Namibia. As one of the most experienced professional environmental assessment practitioners in Namibia, he has been extensively involved in the coordination and sourcing of environmental clearance for a variety of environmental projects in Namibia. During 2012 he qualified as an accredit technician to install and service the Clarus Fusion wastewater series by Clarus Environmental. Brand is currently furthering his professional career in Green Building Advising. He is well familiar with Namibia's legislative requirements as set by the Townships and Division of Land Ordinance (No. 11 of 1963), Town Planning Ordinance (No. 18 of 1954), Environmental Management Act (No. 7 of 2007), Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (GN. 30 of 2012), Water Act (No. ), Water Resources Management Act (No. 11 of 2013) and Local Authority level Policies & Regulations.
Sheldon Husselmann is the holder of a BSc (2010), BSc Honours (2011) and MSc (2016) Environmental and Geographical Science from the University of Cape Town.
During his 5 years with Enviro Dynamics and GCS Water Environmental Engineering, he has gained valuable experience in conducting environmental impact assessment, both in team set-up as well as individual team leader. He has been extensively involved in the coordination and sourcing of environmental clearance for a variety of environmental projects in Namibia. He is well familiar with the legislative requirements as set by the Townships and Division of Land Ordinance (No. 11 of 1963), Town Planning Ordinance (No. 18 of 1954), Environmental Management Act (No. 7 of 2007), Namibia’s Environmental Assessment Policy (1995) and Local Authority level Policies.
Julia Bashir joined Urban Green Consultants in July of 2015 as part of Urban Green Consultants empowerment program. Julia has a Grade 10 qualification and has since joining Urban Green Consultants been involved an all environmental projects.
Julia was discovered as a very strong leader and ambitious person during an environmental project conducted by Urban Green Consultants at the Mix Informal Settlement situated in the Brakwater area of the City of Windhoek.
She has a keen interest in the environmental and social fields and has accordingly enrolled with NAMCOLL, with the aim to enhance her computer skills and obtain her Grade 12 qualification in 2018, after which she will be furthering her studies in the environmental field.